Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

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Culver Endangered by Lack of Sufficient Fire Fighting Facilities

Relations are soemwhat strained between the Culver City Water Co. and the National Construction Co.

It is commonly know that he greater portion of the 500 feet of hose furnished by the constuction company is runined, and that only 150 feet of serviceable hose is available

The water company has been in correspondence with the contracting company for some weeks relative to replaciing the worn-out hose.

The contractors have at last refused to do anything in the matter, claiming that thi hoise was destroyed by being dragged about the streets by provate parties

In reply to this the local company represents that in a recent test the hose now in service bursts under a pressure of 100 pounds, whereas it was guaranteed to stan a pressure of 300 pounds.

Mean time, what interests the citizens and taxpayers generally is the fact that with only 150 fee of hose on the cart the town is seriously jeopardized.

In case of fire in the residence district 150 feet of hose would not be sufficient to reach some of the houses even on the line of the main, while a single stream in the business section would be tempting fate.

A sufficient supply of hise for resasonable fire protection is a pressinf need and a dry time the danger from fire is of course grealy increased

The Water company is now sinding out notices to all consumers forbidding the from sprinling the stree or using the hose on lawns except between 6 and 7 p.m.

This order is made necessary bu the waste of water which the capacity of the storage tank is not able to supply on part of those who let theri hose run all night and thus encroach on the right of other consumers.

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